Public Openings

house & grounds open to the public by Accompanied tour only

The audio tour brings to life the 1,300-year story of a manor house at the centre of a rural English community. Beginning with an introduction to the history of the house and the Hanham family, visitors are guided through the rooms where 500 years of ancestral portraits still grace the walls. Visitors will experience the history of the house as it passed from the Saxon Church to a family of adventurers, politicians, churchmen and soldiers, before being led round the ancient grounds and walled kitchen garden.

Public Openings (2019)

Bank Holiday Weekends in May and August: Sunday & Mondays
Every Thursday from 9th May to 8th August (inclusive)
Friday 16th August
And Ten Sundays throughout the summer

May: 5, 6, 9, 16, 23, 26, 27, 30
June: 2, 6, 13, 20, 23, 27, 30
July: 4, 7, 11, 18, 25
August: 1, 4, 8, 11, 16, 18, 25, 26 (15th now cancelled)
All Tour Times: 10:00, 11:30 and 13:00

Meet at pedestrian gate, end of Deans Court Lane (BH21 1EE) - regret no parking, no dogs.
Tours approx. 1h 20m, limited to 20 persons only, on a strictly first come basis (no pre-bookings).

Prices: adult £8, senior (60+) £6, children under 16 free. Payment by cash or card.
Not suitable for under 5s, HHA Friends & Members - Free

Enquiries: 01202 849314 | (no pre-bookings)

Our Cafe is open 10:00 - 16:00 Monday to Saturday, but closed on Sundays

Please contact us in advance of visiting to help us understand your specific needs regarding accessibility, and work out the best plan.

Generally, access to the historic house comes with its share challenges, especially as the building is so old. Access into the house is not level and there is no lift inside and it is surrounded by loose gravel that can also be difficult to traverse safely.

Regrettably mobility scooters are not permitted inside the house, as they are too large and lack the level of manoeuvrability needed for safe entry and exit.

However, every year we host an ‘accessible visit’ in September; please contact the Deans Court Office on 01202 849314, "option 1”, and ask to speak to Jonathan or Paul to find out more, book onto the visit, and to run through any finer details.

We also offer extended, in-depth private tours of house and garden for special interest groups, all year round. Lasting approx. 1h 45m, these tours can be tailored to the interests of the group. Prices £15pp, minimum 15 people. Parking provided. Click Here for details on Private Tours